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Re: ypserv

 On Mon, 17 Mar 2008 10:53:32 -0400 
Matthew Gillen <[hidden email]> wrote: 

> Jerry Feldman wrote: 
> > We are using NIS in our office to serve our 6 people on our 5 servers. 
> > Up until last week I was using the IA64 system as the NIS server, but 
> > that system every once in a while tends to lock out the console. But, 
> > YP was very stable. I moved NIS over to an x86_64 system running RHEL 4 
> > update 3. Every once in a while the clients report an RPC timeout and a 
> > YPBINDPROC_DOMAIN: Domain not found. All 5 systems are connected 
> > directly to a GB switch.  I saw this happen once last week shortly 
> > after I moved YP, but the system that was affected had not mounted its 
> > NFS mounts. I am seeing the following messages on the NIS server. 
> > Mar 17 08:17:12 boslc03 ypserv[31495]: children is below 0 (-115)! 
> I'd whip out wireshark/tcpdump and look for strange things.  On a parallel 
> track, it's pretty easy to set up NIS slaves, so you might want to make one or 
> more of your other servers able to answer NIS questions if the master isn't 
> available. 

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